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Lankan jets destroy 2 Tiger bases
June 28, 2007 14:46 IST
Sri Lankan supersonic jets pounded two suspected Tamil Tiger camps in the island's northeast on Thursday morning, the defence ministry said.
Shortly after the air strikes, the guerrillas set off a powerful land mine in the Jaffna peninsula, killing an army officer and a soldier who were on a motorcycle patrol, the defence ministry said.
The jets destroyed two camps of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Mullaitivu district, the ministry said in a statement.
Similar air attacks were carried out on Wednesday too, military officials said.